The Mini Shop Series by Pekko has become the latest project to achieve 10000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO. It is the first project to qualify for the 2013 Summer Review stage. The project was just short of a year on CUUSOO’s website but patience might have just paid off. There are currently several shops that were proposed but LEGO might have to focus on just model when it hits the review stage. The proposed price for the Mini Shop Series is $19.99 and would use the old-school format of the set being on 8×16 baseplates. Another feature is that if LEGO decides to produce more shops, they are able to connect to other shops. Congratulations to Pekko on this great achievement and the amount of support the Mini Shop Series received the past few months. Below is the official LEGO comment on the project.
Congratulations on 10,000 Supporters, Pekko!
You made it! Again, great work and we’re impressed with all of the character you’ve included in your mini shop models.
Congratulations on achieving 10,000 supporters. We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.
What happens now?
This project moves from the Idea stage to the Review stage. A “LEGO Review Board” composed of designers, product managers, and other key team members will examine the idea. We’ll build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product. This includes factors such as playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every potential LEGO product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.
The LEGO Review Begins in June
This project qualifies for the quarterly review beginning in June, which will also include all projects that reach 10,000 between now and June 3. For more information about the quarterly review process, see this blog post.
The review is a thorough process and from its start, and can take several months. When finished, we make a “go/no go” decision to develop and sell a product based on the Mini Shop Series concept.
When the review is complete, we will inform you of our decision. If green-lit, this project goes into the longest phase of the project; the Development phase. During this time, LEGO model designers refine the product and develop it for release, we create the product materials (box, instructions, marketing), and get everything ready for a production run. This also takes several months.
We will post follow-up information and our decision here.
The LEGO CUUSOO Team